QODBC Driver for QuickBooks

QODBC Driver for QuickBooks
QODBC Driver for QuickBooks

QODBC is a fully functional ODBC driver for reading and writing QuickBooks 2021-2002 accounting data files by using standard SQL queries. It requires an ODBC compliant front-end application such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Visual Basic, PowerBuilder, Delphi, Python, C#, .NET, ASP, ASP.NET, PHP, Crystal Reports, Jitterbit, QlikView, Power BI, and many popular report writers and tools. Once installed, it will allow these applications to read and write QuickBooks Accounting files in the same fashion as other file formats installed on your computer. Using the official QuickBooks SDK interface, we are able to offer our customers total compatibility with all QuickBooks file formats.

New Features in QODBC Version 2021
With each new major release of QuickBooks, Intuit will add features/enhancements to QuickBooks that users have been asking for. Some of these enhancements with regards to the database are also passed on to us through Intuit’s development kit we use. Here are some of the new additions and enhancements that have been added in QODBC version 2021 :

New Features in QODBC and QRemote

Improved QODBC Desktop license – allowing instant switching of the license to another machine.
Added help link in a few error messages.
Added help link in the error message “QODBC Server Edition License Required”.
Added 16 Additional Contact related fields in the Customer table.
Added support for the function SUM and CASE to work together.
QODBC will now show Windows notification when unable to connect to QuickBooks.
Added Reckon 2020 support in QODBC.
Added Support for QuickBooks Enterprise Edition 2021
Improvement in the error message text.
Improved QODBC messages text related to deactivation.
Improved message “This function requires activation of QODBC Read Write or Server Edition.” by adding help link.
Added display of Computer Name on the QRemote Server window
Improvement in the QRemote error messages text.
New Features in QODBC Support Wizard 2021

Added support for huge log file uploads by compressing (zip) all the files before upload.
Added a new check to verify if QuickBooks not running in Elevated mode.
Added proper indication about the connection status.
Improved QODBC latest version check method.

What is ODBC?
ODBC (Open Data Base Connectivity) is a specification designed by Microsoft to allow Windows applications to access multiple database systems through a single method with no regard for various file formats. SQL (Structured Query Language) is used as the method for accessing data through ODBC. Vendors of ODBC drivers (like this one) follow the specifications for ODBC so that any ODBC compliant application can access the data available through the driver. ODBC compliant applications include: Microsoft Access, Word, Excel, PowerBuilder, Borland Delphi, Crystal Pro Report Writer, Visual Basic and hundreds of others. Users of these applications do not need to learn SQL language to access these database files, they are simply presented on the desktop for the user to manipulate with wizards and icons.

What is QODBC?
QODBC is an ODBC driver (DLL) for QuickBooks Accounting format files. QuickBooks Accounting stores it’s data in it’s own proprietary DBMS file format. This driver allows users of any ODBC compliant front end application to read and write data contained in QuickBooks Accounting format files similarly to any other ODBC enabled database.

QODBC works by accepting SQL commands from applications through the ODBC interface, then converting those calls to navigational XML commands to the QuickBooks Accounting DBMS and returning record sets that qualify for the query results. This driver is not a Client/Server product, but rather communicates directly with the QuickBooks application as it runs. QuickBooks is a flat file database, and this driver will not change it into a relational database, so keep that in mind when developing with this driver.

QODBC acts as a ‘wrapper’ around the Intuit SDK so customers can finally get at their QuickBooks data using standard database tools; speeding development time.

What can I do with QODBC?
QODBC opens up the QuickBooks Accounting files created by thousands of custom programs to the new world of database connectivity. In the same way that Windows has created an environment where all applications have a similar look and feel, ODBC drivers make all database formats look the same.

A user in Microsoft Office can use Excel to pull company accounting or invoice information directly into a spreadsheet and create a chart.
Microsoft Word can do a customer mail merge directly from QuickBooks Accounting files.
Crystal Pro Report writer can create multi-file reports from QuickBooks Accounting data.
Microsoft Access or Borland Delphi can be used to merge QuickBooks Accounting data with other data sources to produce complex reports, or to run mass file updates based on multiple criteria.
Best of all, this driver is transparent and works in exactly the same fashion of ODBC drivers from other vendors. QuickBooks Accounting developers now can offer this driver to their customers to allow them direct access to their important data.

All of our products support QuickBooks USA, Canada and UK versions 2021-2003. QuickBooks Pro, Premier and Enterprise editions are supported
The Benefits of QODBC
SQL and ODBC are the corporate data access standard

Quick installation

No training required

Transparent operation

ODBC level 2 support

Read-only, Read-Write and Internet versions

Note: QuickBooks does not support writing to all areas of the accounting database, some areas are protected.

Today’s end users are extremely sophisticated, requiring up-to-the-minute data to make a significant number of business decisions. Business people cannot afford to wait for their computer departments or CPA’s to service a request for accounting data. The data must be available on the desktop instantly. ODBC is the solution for all Windows applications, and QODBC is the solution for QuickBooks Accounting users and developers needing a standard way to access data in all of their applications.

Sharing Data with QuickBooks
All QuickBooks data elements supported by the QuickBooks SDK are supported by the QODBC Driver for read and write capability (depending on the license of QODBC purchased).

Main Benefits of this Product
QuickBooks Pro Advisors and consultants can configure reports and spreadsheets with live QuickBooks data for their customers, increasing billing hours. Developers can create applications which use QuickBooks data with ease, using QuickBooks data via existing ODBC data controls and methods. End user customers can use wizards and mail merge capabilities in Windows standard applications to merge QuickBooks data in their daily routine with just a few mouse clicks.

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